JENNY PACKHAM F/W 2016: BACKSTAGE

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Jenny Packham’s Fall 2016 collection was influenced by the sparkle and glam of the 1980’s party scene, a topic which carried over into the hair and makeup inspiration as well.

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Makeup legend Bobbi Brown, using her eponymous line, created a glittery, yet imperfect look that appeared “as if models had done their makeup on the way to the show in a taxi”.

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The finished look:

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Hair was by AVEDA.

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Michelle Saunders for essie developed nail art based on a star textile from the runway collection. Two looks were created, one using a light, natural color, and another using a very pale purple.

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To get the look:
Look one: Apply First Base Coat, followed by two coats of Mademoiselle. Using a small nail art brush, paint a petite gold star on both the thumb, and one other finger using Good as Gold. Finish with Good to Go Top Coat.

Look two: Apply First Base Coat, followed by two coats of Lilacism. Using a small nail art brush, paint a petite gold star on both the thumb, and one other finger using Good as Gold. Finish with Good to Go Top Coat.

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See the full photo set here.

All Photos and Content ®2016 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost.

JEREMY SCOTT F/W 2016: BACKSTAGE

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Backstage at Jeremy Scott — one of the most fun– and happy shows of fashion week, the mood was pure excitement. With as much careful consideration given to the beauty looks as the clothes, the big hair and bright makeup I found was definitely not disappointing. Eugene Souleiman, Global Creative Director Wella Professionals, created an over the top, “slightly Barbarella” inspired big hair look.

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To get the look: “Eugene started by prepping the hair using EIMI Sugar Lift with EIMI Perfect Setting on the ends. Over-applying the product gave the hair a chemically processed texture, making it easier to style and giving it the fifties look that is synonymous with classic pin-up style. On creating the look, Eugene shares: ‘We blew the hair out at the roots with EIMI Sugar Lift to give us a great base for the backcombing. It makes the hair feel a little bit more porous and processed which is wonderful for keeping volume.'”

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“Once the hair was dried using a large round brush, it was left to set in wide rollers before being brushed out.”

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The finished look:

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MAC Cosmetic’s Key Makeup Artist, Kabuki (one of my favorite makeup geniuses of NYFW!) created a “Cowgirls in Space” pin up inspired look to compliment the funky collection. “I wanted the look to feel fresh, and very Jeremy Scott”. Bright pink lips were the focal point of the look, with a swipe of custom mixed electric blue eyeliner to enhance the eye.

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The custom mixed blue eyeliner.

To get the look:
Jeremy Scott - makeup instructions VIA MAC

Face Chart -Via MAC Cosmetics

The finished look:

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Last but not least, another one of my favorite backstage pro’s: Simcha Whitehill, AKA Miss Pop Nails, envisioned a stunning bright pastel nail look for each model. JEREMY SCOTT FALL-WINTER 2016 012

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“To complement Jeremy Scott’s Spring 2016 collection, Miss Pop used a line up of our five best bright lacquer shades. She painted elongated oval nail tips in each of the five shades, then added a cartoon-like flare on the pinkies in Alpine Snow to give the nails a shiny plastic look.” – Via OPI

Colors used include: Shorts Story, A Good Mandarin is Hard to Find, The Sun Never Sets, I just can’t Cope-Acabana, and To Infinity and Blue-yond. “One coat of one of each of those shades and then one coat of Kyoto pearl to get this muted metallic bright.” – Via Miss Pop

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The finished look:
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The runway show itself was just as fun:

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Karlie Kloss and Designer Jeremy Scott after the finale.

See the Full Photo Set Here.

All Photos and Content ®2016 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost.

SNEAK PEEK: FALL/WINTER 2016 NYFW – DAY FIVE

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Karen Walker:
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Thom Browne:
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See the full album of Fall/Winter 2016 Sneak Peeks here.

All Photos and Content ®2016 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost

BETSEY JOHNSON S/S 2016: BACKSTAGE

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I had no idea when I arrived backstage at Betsey Johnson’s Spring 2016 show that it would be her last. After 50 years in the industry, Betsey has retired from showing at NYFW!

Betsey’s shows were always guaranteed to be a highlight of fashion week, a bright spot in the sometimes dreary and over-serious show calendar. From her cartwheels, to her vibrant collections, to her over the top beauty looks backstage, her shows definitely won the award for “most fun”.

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Danielle Candido for Morgan Taylor Lacquer created three incredibly looks to compliment the themes, AKA decades of the SS16 collection.

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First, there was a sparkly red manicure, akin to Dorothy’s ruby slippers in The Wizard of Oz.

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To get the look:
Apply one coat of Pretty Woman, followed by one coat of New York State of Mind glitter polish. Complete the nail by using 2 coats of glitter shade Rare as Rubies, and finish with Make it Last topcoat.

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Look two was a “graphic mod” nail, in black and white.

To get the look:
Use one coat of All White Now. Using a nail brush, paint on various sized lines using Little Black Dress, and Could Have Foiled Me.

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The third and final look was a psychedelic marbled manicure.

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To get the look:
Create a marbled nail using All White Now, Don’t Touch Me I’m Radioactive, Pink Flame-ingo, Sitting Pretty, Don’t Worry Be Brilliant, and Water Baby.

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The Kryolan makeup team created two looks to compliment the different themes of the collection. A dark, smokey eye, and a graphic rainbow eye/eyebrow!

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I’m so glad I was there to witness Betsey’s final show– which spanned all 50 decades of her career. She truly is a living fashion legend!

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See the full photo set here.

All Photos and Content ®2015-2016 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost

DESIGUAL S/S 2016: BACKSTAGE

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DESIGUAL definitely wins the award for funkiest show of the season. With “Japanese Street Fashion” inspired hair, collaged blue jean nails, and an on trend coral lip, the backstage beauty for the SS16 show stood out amongst the straight hair, and neutral beauty looks commonly found among the rest.

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Edward Lampley for amika created the two fun, braided hair styles for the show.
One, a more traditional corn row style, and a second winding zig-zag braid style, were distributed amongst the models.

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SNEAK PEEK: SPRING/SUMMER 2016 NYFW DAY TWO

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TOME:
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Ulla Johnson:
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Raquel Allegra:
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Ohne Titel:
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Adam Selman:

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All Photos and Content ®2015 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost.